TechCrunch: Bang & Olufsen’s pricey BeoSound line gets Google Assistant

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are no longer solely the domain of super cheap smart speakers. Google, in particular, has been courting third-party hardware makers pretty aggressively in an attempt to put the consumer AI on as wide a range…

TechCrunch: Alibaba shrugs off China concerns as revenue jumps 61%

Tencent had an unexpected miss this week, but Chinese rival Alibaba experienced no such issue today as it beat analyst expectation after clocking 61 percent annual revenue growth. The Chinese e-commerce giant reported total sales of 80.92 billion RMB ($12.2 billion)…

TechCrunch: Hyundai leads $14.3M investment in Indian car rental startup Revv

Korean automaker Hyundai is jumping into India’s on-demand mobility space after it led a $14.3 million investment in car-rental startup Revv. Hyundai, which is the second largest seller of cars in India, initially announced an undisclosed investment in Revv this…

TechCrunch: Zoox CEO and co-founder Tim Kentley-Klay is out

Tim Kentley-Klay, the co-founder and CEO of secretive self-driving vehicle company Zoox, was fired suddenly Wednesday by the company’s board. Kentley-Klay’s departure was first reported by The Information, which cited an unnamed source. Kentley-Klay later tweeted a statement confirming that he…

TechCrunch: Apple removing Facebook’s Onavo for gathering data about apps on your phone

If you were on the edge of your seat wondering what Facebook’s next major consumer privacy headache would be, the wait is over! The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has deemed Facebook-owned app Onavo in violation of its App…